At a time of search for alternative sources of energy and beneficial use of natural resources, the Firewinder is a fantastic idea. Created by Tom Lawton, a young British inventor, this amazing spiral with LEDs around its borders achieves something that looks easy to make, but, actually, took a lot of research and hard work: to generate light using only wind power.
After numerous experiments with specialists, tests and exhaustive frustrated tries, the Firewinder was finally turned into something real. And commercial. Its pre-sale has been launched and it's already proved to be a success, spreading free, 'green' lighting to every part of the planet where the wind blows. Made entirely out of recyclable materials and without demanding any other source of energy, its rotating movement will delight even the most radical of environmentalists.
The Firewinder increases its intensity, according to the strength of the wind (which can blow in any direction) and the visual effects it produces are stunning. Besides perfectly lighting the area, it guarantees a true show at night, as it seems to float. And its helicoid shape, similar to a nautilus, often gets it mistaken for a decorative piece during the day. The Firewinder's versatility makes it possible for this product to be used anywhere from the busiest urban center to the most remote place on Earth.
A curious fact concerning its creation: in 2006, while on a trip through Java, Indonesia, Tom talked to a Buddhist teacher. Quite impressed and excited about the Firewinder's creation, he made only one suggestion - that the Firewinder turn only clockwise to evoke the "good spirits". The good light, that is.